WHAT WE DO
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) is a not-for-profit organization that provides Nova Scotian youth with opportunities to explore skilled trades and technologies through a range of programming. This is made possible by partnerships with industry, government, labour, and education. Our signature event is the annual Nova Scotia Skills Competition. SCNS is affiliated nationally with Skills / Compétences Canada and is associated with WorldSkills International.
As an ambassador or participant of Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS), I will act in a manner that is consistent with, and promotes the values of SCNS. This means I will:
- Be safe.
- Be present, committed, and engaged.
- Value and support the contributions of others.
- Be respectful and trustworthy.
- Do my best and give my best.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Members of the Board are connected to skilled trades and technologies through industry, education, and government. The Board meets regularly, and an annual general meeting is held each fall in conjunction with our Skills Excellence Awards.
If you’re interested in becoming a board member, please contact our Executive Director, Courtney Gouthro: firstname.lastname@example.org or (902) 491-3598
LUKE YOUNG, President
Owner, Lucas Technology & Analytics
ASHLEY DELONG, Vice President
Associate College Registrar, NSCC
TRENT SOHOLT Secretary / Treasurer
Executive Director, Nova Scotia Construction Sector Council
Investment Advisor, DFS Investments Inc
Captain (Navy) Commanding Officer, DND – Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott
Business and Operations Manager, Oceans Technology Council of Nova Scotia
Consultant, Nova Scotia Department of Education & Early Childhood Development
Commandant, DND – Naval Fleet School (Atlantic)
Owner, LE Cruickshanks
Cheif Executive Officer, Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency
ADHD/ Diverse-Abilities Transition Coach & Trainer, ADDvocacy ADHD & Life Skills Coaching Ltd.
Aboriginal Trades Coordinator, Native Council of Nova Scotia
Labour Relations Officer, Nova Scotia Construction Labour Relations Association
Faculty Electrical Training Trust Officer, IBEW LOCAL 625 JATC
(902) 491-4720 (w)
(902) 817-4734 (c)
(902) 491-4647 (w)
(902) 210-6210 (c)
Disability Services Manager
Every fall, Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) publishes its Impact Report. This report provides a brief overview of the organization and its partners, programs, and activities for the past year.
Click here to view our 2018 Impact Report.
Every year, hundreds of volunteers—from coaches to competition organizers, board members to tour guides — donate their time in support of Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS), and we are extremely grateful for their contributions.
Click here to become a volunteer.
VOLUNTEER OF THE YEAR
The Volunteer of the Year Award recognizes an individual who has gone above and beyond in helping our organization support Nova Scotian youth.
Disability Services is a SCNS initiative that celebrates and fosters the skills of persons with disabilities in Nova Scotia.
SCNS provides persons with disabilities across the province the opportunity to explore skilled trades and technologies, and develop their workplace skills. In addition to ensuring all SCNS programs are accessible, SCNS provides workshops specifically for persons with disabilities.